MECOR Program


MECOR Process The Medium Employer Certificate of Recognition (MECOR) Process helps companies bridge the gap between SECOR and COR. To be eligible for the MECOR Process, an employer must have between 10 and 19 employees and must either have an existing SECOR or be new to the COR program.

The employer must take the following steps: 

If new to COR:

  • Register with Energy Safety Canada.
  • Alberta only: register your company in the WCB Partners in Injury Reduction program.
  • Successfully complete Energy Safety Canada's two-day Safety Program Development Course.
  • Develop and implement a health and safety management system that meets provincial standards.

If an existing SECOR holder:

  • Ensure refresher course requirements have been met.

All employers must then:

  • Select an Energy Safety Canada Certified H&S Auditor.
  • Complete an audit of your company’s health and safety management system and achieve a passing mark (80% overall with no less than 50% in any one element).
  • Have your auditor submit the audit to Energy Safety Canada for quality assurance review.
  • A three-year SECOR will be issued for employers that meet the required standards.

 

Maintenance Years

In the two subsequent maintenance years, an employer may use either an external Energy Safety Canada Certified H&S Auditor or have an employee become certified and serve as an internal Energy Safety Canada Certified H&S Auditor to perform maintenance audits using the COR audit protocol.

  • In year two (the first maintenance year), the audit must score at least 50% overall for the employer to maintain their certification.
  • In year three (the second maintenance year), the audit must score at least 70% overall and no less than 50% in each audit element for the employer to maintain their certification.
  • After three successful years in the MECOR Process, the employer will move into the standard COR certification process.

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